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Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Sharp shooting pain in my right wrist?

Well, I am a: Neurologist, so i always want to blame this type of thing on carpal tunnel syndrome; however, if you are having pain, i would ask if you fell onto your hand recently and make sure that you did not fracture a bone in your hand. Check with your regular doctor first, take it from there. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...Read more

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Left fore arm is tight. Left foot is tingling. Left shin has sharp pain.

Sharp pain: In leg and tingling in feet is likely a sign of nerve problem and would seek out neurologist who will likely order a nerve conduction study or other tests and possible medications. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Having pain in neck left side, lower left sciatic pain, blurred vision left eye, now numbness and nerve pain left foot.

Having pain in neck left side, lower left sciatic pain, blurred vision left eye, now numbness and nerve pain left foot.

Spine specialist: I'm not sure how the blurred vision fits into a problem with your spine. I would suggest an eval from an ophthalmologist for that. The cause of "sciatic pain" could very likely also cause the "nerve pain" in the left foot. An EMG test could help to give your doctor some answers about this. A spine specialist in your area could help to diagnose the cause of the neck pain and the sciatic pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Musculoskeletal: Pain with movement in areas of the body which have high tendencies of injury could mean a musculoskeletal injury. It is good to know more history including onset of pain, the frequency (constant or intermittent), previous similar history, does the pain radiate to other locations, any previous trauma to the area, have you taken any otc meds, does it hurt if you push on the area of pain. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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Neck pain into forehead and left side of nose left shoulder left arm left elbow left hip left leg left foot. Top of foot feel numb. What is this?

Headache?: Any reason to believe you are having a stroke ? Are you having any weakness anywhere? How is your speech? The areas you described aren't linked so easily. Only place i source i could think of would be in your brain, but even there, what you are describing is just one place. Seek help please! ...Read more

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Front left foot right side ankle pain?

Front left foot right side ankle pain?

Pain foot &ankle: You should see your doctor or a poditrist, have your feet examined for proper diagnosis and treatment.Meanwhile you can take Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) over the counter and see if it will give you relief. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of  head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in my left bicep, why?

tear or strain: Most likely a bicipital tendonitis , from overuse, which can be very painful. Consider a partial tear of one of the heads of the bicep muscle. Nerve entrapment between bicep and tricep muscle is a possibility. Orthopedic doc can rule out humeral pathology, labral tear, avulsion fracture , or tumor. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

How long: How long? We all get aches and shooting pains from time to time. I tell people not to think about it too much as it will make it worse. But if its been going on for 6 weeks or more than it is probably worth looking into. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling right side of head.i have sciatica lower left side.knotted pain left shoulder?

Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling right side of head.i have sciatica lower left side.knotted pain left shoulder?

Not sciatica: Sciatica could not explain the fascias tingling. A cervical disk problem could cause shoulder symptoms but would also not explain your face tingling. If these symptoms see new go immediately to the ER. If they have been there for a while go see a doctor. This could be a stroke or serious brain problem. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left armpit?

Shooting pain in left armpit?

Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

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Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?

Ulnar neuropathy: You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which it sounds like you may have, is a compression of the ulnar nerve in elbow. This nerve supplies the ring finger and pinky fingers. If it is compressed and irritated it can produce tingling and pain in those fingers. It is more common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :-(

After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :-(

Overuse injuries: Hi Dorothy, Usually with physical activities such as typing it is possible to suffer overuse injuries to our digits. It is a good sign if you do not have significant pain in your pinky. Repetitive stress or overuse injuries can include tendon strain and tendonitis, which are likely with your clinical picture. Try to rest your affected pinky by using other fingers to do its typing jobs. ...Read more

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My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

My left palm by my pinky started hurting. Why?

See an orthopedist: You should have it evaluated to rule out nerve entrapment problems involving the ulnar nerve in guyons canal, ligament or tendon inflammation/strains/tears or even subtle fractures. Basic treatment consists of resting, use of a over the counter wrist splint, avoidance of painful activities, icing especially if re- irritated by ongoing activity, and use of anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

My left pinky has been numb for a week. What should I do for this?

See a neurologist: Neurologist can evaluate nerve function with . Physical exam and emg/ncv and can order MRI if needed most common reason is nerve compression and inflammation. ...Read more

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Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Why do I get a SHARP SHOOTING PAIN on my left pinky randomly? (No force or work. Just chilling and it happens) been happening for yrs, randomly :(

Ulnar nerve: This might be the answer: The pinky is supplied by the ulnar nerve, which has to pass through a narrow region in the inner elbow. When there is irritation or narrowing here, people may have pain or tingling or numbness in their pinky finger. Sometimes this occurs more often when leaning bent elbows on a table. ...Read more

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Last Friday i jammed my left pinky. i couldnt bend it cuz it was swollen. It's not a bad now but my left pinky looks bigger than right and i feel bump?

Last Friday i jammed my left pinky. i couldnt bend it cuz it was swollen. It's not a bad now but my left pinky looks bigger than right and i feel bump?

May need x-ray: From what you described, you may have fractured a bone and it would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination to determine if an x-ray of the finger may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Why is my left pinky finger always numb?

Probably ulnar nerve: The small finger's feeling is provided by the ulnar nerve. If this nerve is pinched, it will cause numbness in the small finger, and the side of the ring finger closest to the small finger. The most common place this nerve is pinched is the elbow, and symptoms are worse when leaning on the elbow or keeping the elbow bent. The nerve can also be pinched at the wrist, or the neck. ...Read more

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Why does my left pinky cramp up and locks up?

Why does my left pinky cramp up and locks up?

Maybe trigger finger: If you have pain in the palm at the base of the pinky and it locks or triggers, this could be the result of trigger finger. Another possible cause is intrinsic muscle spasms. See you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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When I bend my left wrist back, there is sharp pain that shoots to the tip of my pinky?

Compressed nerve: Sounds like similar symptoms as in ulnar tunnel syndrome ( similar to carpal tunnel). More info http://bit.ly/2fhcU8G. You should get it evaluated to confirm a diagnosis and see what the cause is, especially if there's some numbness involved or you can't grasp objects properly as a result. ...Read more

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I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p. Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p.  Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

Needs to be seen: It's impossible to diagnose and advise you without it actually being seen. See a healthcare professional (General Dentist, Oral Surgeon, ENT specialist). ...Read more

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My left pinky feels numb, what can I do to make it feel normal again? I my left pinky feels numb and awkward. . This happens often, and it eventually regains feeling, but it is very uncomfortable, and i'd like to know if there's a way to make the numbness

My left pinky feels numb, what can I do to make it feel normal again? I my left pinky feels numb and awkward. . This happens often, and it eventually regains feeling, but it is very uncomfortable, and i'd like to know if there's a way to make the numbness

The : The most likely cause for your symptoms is an ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. This means that the ulnar nerve (the "funny bone" nerve) is irritated, stretched or compressed in the area around the elbow. Sometimes, merely keeping the elbow fairly straight can help. Some patients use an elbow brace at night to prevent too much elbow flexion. If your activities cause you to apply a lot of pressure to your elbows (such as crawling on the elbows), an elbow pad could help. Most important would be an evaluation by a hand specialist. The specialist would likely obtain electrodiagnositc studies (emg/ncs) to test the status of the ulnar nerve. Additional treatment would then depend on the test results and your physical examination findings. There can be other causes for your symptoms as well, less likely, so a proper diagnosis is critical. ...Read more

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Black dot on left pinky toe that's not a mole. What could this be?

Black dot on left pinky toe that's not a mole. What could this be?

Diagnosis?: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my left pinky finger is sprained, dislocated, or broken?

How do I tell if my left pinky finger is sprained, dislocated, or broken?

See ortho: Many times as soon as u injure it and look at it, if there is deformity at the joint, = dislocation with/with out fx and ligament damage. If deformity is between the joint, = fracture. If it is just grossly swollen, u need to c an orth surg and b eval + xrays 2 b sure, and 2 get proper treatment no matter what u think it is! ...Read more